(CBS) LOS ANGELES Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are officially divorced, court papers obtained Wednesday show.
A divorce judgment was signed Friday by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon, but child custody and financial issues remain to be resolved.
When she filed for divorce last Nov. 8 to end the seven-year marriage, Witherspoon sought physical custody and joint legal custody of the ex-couple's two children, Ava, 8, and Deacon, 3. She asked that Phillippe be awarded visitation rights.
Witherspoon also asked the court not to award any spousal support to Phillippe, and wants exclusive use of the family residence.
This is just happening now? Whaaa? Haven’t they been apart since forever? We suppose that 11 months is really not that long to complete a divorce. We always assume that celebrities are able to get things done on a truncated time schedule. Sure it takes three years for a TV show to get made, but these guys can drop 20 pounds in 6 weeks, pack on 15 pounds of muscle in two months and we’re pretty sure that they’re only pregnant for about half a year. In the time since she has been on hiatus from Ryan, Reese has gone out with, broken up with, gone out with and possibly broken up with Jake Gyllenhaal. We are not surprised that Reese got a little vicious. She seems like the kind of gal whose southern-ness leaks out when she is mad or drunk. That’s when she has to get ‘ugly.’ Note to reader: a southern woman getting ‘ugly’ is a little like a black woman taking off her earrings, not a good situation for anyone around them.